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About Luke

Luke Shealey graduated from The University of South Carolina with a B.A. in 2001. After clerking for two years at a major Columbia law firm Luke decided to pursue the practice of law. Mr. Shealey graduated law school in Boston, Massachusetts from the New England School of law. While there he was elected to the Student Bar Association and invited to write for one of the school's several journals. In 2006 Luke moved back to Columbia, SC and began working as an Assistant Public Defender, where he would diligently represent indigent clients on criminal cases for almost seven years. Mr. Shealey was a tireless advocate for his clients, and for the majority of his time as a public defender he represented only the most serious crimes. Mr. Shealey has taken countless cases to trial with exceptional results, earning an uncanny amount of not guilty verdicts to include murder, all levels of assault, domestic violence, kidnapping and driving under the influence cases. Luke was a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, GA in 2008, and in 2012 he taught trial advocacy to the inaugural class of the South Carolina Defense College. In 2013 Mr. Shealey was appointed to his first death penalty case. He and the other team members were tasked with literally trying to save this man from execution by the State of South Carolina. In 2015 Mr. Shealey and the other members of the team were able to secure a life sentence for their client. Mr. Shealey has trained in the Colorado Method of Captial Voir Dire at the Colorado School of Law and also in death penalty defense at the Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Shealey is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and active within his community. Mr. Shealey strives to provide powerful representation, and his vast courtroom experience allows him to achieve maximum results for his clients. Mr. Shealey is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State and Federal Courts.

work Experience

The Shealey Law Firm
Jan. 1, 2013 - Current

Richland County Public Defender
Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2013

Boston Transportation Authority
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006

school Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
Death Penalty College
- 2014

University of Colorado School of Law
Death Penalty jury selection
- 2014

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
- 2010

New England School of Law
Juris Doctor
- 2006

The University of South Carolina
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 2001

bookmark Awards

Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Top 10 in Client Satisfaction
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

group Associations

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2014 - Current

Richland County Bar Association
2006 - Current

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Cutting Edge Voir Dire and Cross Examination Strategies
National Business Institute Seminar

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